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WIP Critique Stormtroopers 120mm Brit Para Officer Arnhem

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gothicgeek, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. gothicgeek A Fixture


    This is my next Box art for Stu...

    It is essentially the same figure as this in the thread I did last year but without the bowler or the brolly :)

    And here is Guys review of it

    Spooky! This will be the first time I have painted a second version of a figure :) will I use my own thread as reference? who knows ....

    The Tatham-Warter figure was my 23rd Acrylic piece, a quick add up will make this my 40th one! I'm slowing down! :(


    Anyway clean-up was without any problems and after putting everything on paint sticks I got some primer on, there are a scattering of pin holes but most show up on the bottom of the trousers so will be a doddle to sort out :)

    On the kitchen side drying after a wash ( with the AMP Para in light green )....


    And assembled with blu-tac to take a picture :)


    Please feel free to exercise the 3Cs



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  2. JammyBee New Member

    I have this one on my desk ATM so will be keeping a keen eye on this.
  3. 1969 A Fixture

    Thats not a workbench its a production line :), looks like you are busy mate, will be watching this one develope.

    all the best,

  4. Chris Oldfield A Fixture


    Feel free to use the book as refs for this one too!

  5. gothicgeek A Fixture

    James ..... Groovy! Have you started it? :)

    Steve ... Too busy usually with real world stuff :(

    Chris ... I most assuredly will! :)

    I have decided to Try and do the two Paras as an exercise in parallel painting :)

    Well here's hoping ;)

    As with the AMP head, I used the standard set of colours for a face but have not used the GW Elf Flesh yet..... Still a lot to do to finish this face but it is in the ball park now :)

  6. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    As with the other para, I think you're doing some great work on this figure.

    I imagine you'll be looking for a change from paras after finishing these two.
  7. unknown01 New Member

    Wow! nice figure!
    I'm looking forward to completion of this figure.

  8. rheath Active Member

    Nice one Mark - good(y) start indeed.
  9. Mike S. Well-Known Member

    Lovely job on the face, he looks quite Scottish. A wee bit like Gordan Ramsey in fact.
  10. Marcel Active Member

    Excellent start Mark!

  11. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Tony ... Thanks mate:) yes I suspect I will be doing some Germans and possibly some Russians after this little lot ;)

    Mitsutaka ... Thank you! :)

    Rob ... Thanks again :)

    Mike ... Thanks and now you mention it .... ;)

    Marcel ... Thank you! :)

    I have finished the flesh areas on the face ( and hands ) and still need to address the hair and eyebrows and sort the beret, also the eyes need a tad more work and after looking at the other version some stubble is going on :)

    but I quite like how it's going



    this is the version I painted previously :)


    I,m surprised at the differences between them!
  12. housecarl A Fixture

    I though that your earlier version was excellent Mark, but I think that you have developed your individual style in to something special.
  13. stu A Fixture

    WOW what a difference great to see the comparison.

    Watching with mich interest as ever.

  14. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Carl ... Thank you! :cool:

    Stu .... Thanks and glad you like it :)

    I added the eyebrows, sorted a beard and hair and softened the edges of the bead.

    the beret is finish ... probably

    and added a highlight to the eyes.......

  15. Ferris A Fixture

    Very nice Mark.
    You sure have developed your own clearly recognizable painting style!
    I'm not a very big fan of the stormtrooper figures, but your painting of them is excellent!

    Will keep following with interest.

  16. pmfs A Fixture

    Looking far to see it done Mark:)
  17. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Adrian ... Thanks :) Painting the Stormtroopers figures is doing my painting ability and style a world of good :)

    Pedro! ... Many thanks and hello! ;)

    Trews and anklets.........

    Got the AB out today and base coated the trousers with AV Ger. Cam. Blk. Brown.

    I then added a mid colour of AV English Uniform sprayed from above and allowing upper areas to partially mask the trousers...

    Then added some AV Light Flesh to the mid to make a highlight and again sprayed that from above just catching the parts that are clear of any overhang ...

    The anklets are Hair Brush painted ...

    base AV Khaki.

    low AV Ger. Cam. Blk. Brown. added to the base 1:1

    High AV Light Flesh added to the base 1:2

    Working on two figures at once is fun but time consuming :)

  18. mil-mart A Fixture

    Mark, looking great so far and superb work on the face . Will follow.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi Mark,

    I used to think using an airbrush on a figure was cheating a bit, but having seen the results you've achieved with your AB, I've changed my mind. Not only is it NOT cheating, it's an absolute must for achieving smoothly blended and consistent colour transitions over large areas of clothing.

    I'm going to stick with my brushes for now, but might experiment with my AB next time I do a large scale figure.

    Great stuff mate.
  20. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Ken ... Many thanks :)

    Tony ... I used to think the same, but a conversation at Sword and Lance earlier this year and a bit of help with " air brush discipline " from a mate and, bob's your mothers brother! :)

    Denison ... part 1

    I used a slightly different mix to do the Denison base colour....

    Low ... AV Burnt Umber
    Mid .... AV English Uniform
    High ... Mid plus AV Light Flesh

    When I apply the Glazes for the Camo some of this shading will show through :)

    Next will be some swirly colour .... :)


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